BRFC fights cancer Bahrain Rugby Football Club has strong and lasting friendships with various clubs around the world but the latest is a special one.
The Crusaders RFC is a unique rugby club for players and ex-players who have either had cancer themselves or had a family member affected.
Based out of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, The Crusaders RFC was launched five years ago by rugby enthusiast John Munro, who lost his wife Debbie to cancer in 2005, with the aim of raising awareness of male cancers within the rugby community and supporting fellow players in need of help.
One of the main driving forces today is ex-Edinburgh and Scotland ‘A’ prop Duncan Wilson, himself a cancer sufferer.
Wilson is a friend of BRFC through his many appearances for the visiting ‘International XV’, and it was he who made the initial link between the two parties.
That link saw the Crusaders named as one of the beneficiaries of funds raised during the annual Bahrain RFC Veterans’ Midnight Tens tournament and now there are plans for a Crusaders tour to Bahrain in the coming season. The team will also be participating in the Dubai Rugby Sevens this year with the support of BRFC.
In further rugby club news, there’s a Welcome Back touch tournament on Friday, September 13, a pre-season friendly against Abu Dhabi Harlequins on September 20, which is also the date for the club’s celebration of 18 years at its current ground, and on Friday, September 27 it’s the Gulf Conference opening clash between Bahrain and Doha, for which the first 15 will travel to Qatar while on home turf BRFC plays host to an exhibition match between our Saudi neighbours Khobar and their rivals Riyadh.
Netball at the Brit Club The new netball season starts on Sunday, September 8, with sessions every Sunday and Tuesday from 7.15-9pm at the British Club. For more information call (39 982 707 or 38 357 161).